SyFy’s 31 Days of Halloween 2020 Schedule Announced

SyFy has announced the schedule for its 12th annual 31 Days of Halloween programming event, running through October 2020.

The network is getting into the Halloween spirit with the world premiere of Tales From the Hood 3 on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 9 p.m. EST. The horror anthology from executive producer Spike Lee was written, directed, and produced by the duo Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott. Tony Todd and Lynn Whitfield star in a collection of four tales filled with social commentary.

The spine-tingling celebration of the netherworld kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 1st, with the television world premiere on The Strangers: Prey at Night. Once you’ve dipped your toes in the pool — of blood! — you can buckle up for a different movie marathon every single week until All Hallow’s Eve rolls around.

Here’s the full schedule:

  • DARK ARTS SUNDAYS (Every Sunday in October):

Celebrate the dark side of the Wizarding World with the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films airing every Sunday throughout the month. 

  • BUST A GUT HALLOWEEN (Saturday, 10/3 from 12:50 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET/PT):

Take in some frighteningly funny films, including HookZombieland, and the SYFY premieres of Monster House and The Mask.

  • RIDE OR DIE MARATHON (Tuesday, 10/6 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET/PT):

Hit the road with these high-octane thrillers, including Wrong Turn 2Dead EndWrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, and Drive Angry.

  • DON’T FEAR THE SEQUEL MARATHON (Monday, 10/12 from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET/PT):

Enjoy some horror favorites and their sequels back-to-back all day long. Films include: 28 Days Later28 Weeks LaterThe StrangersThe Strangers: Prey at NightThe Purge, and the SYFY premiere of The Purge: Anarchy.

  • BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY MARATHON (Wednesday, 10/21 from 10:35 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET/PT):

Nothing’s creepier than your own mother hitting on you. Grab your hoverboard and get that DeLorean up to 88 MPH, because SYFY is celebrating Back to the Future Day all day long with Back to the Future Parts I-III.

  • WHAT’S EATING YOU? MARATHON (Thursday, 10/22 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. ET/PT):

Just in case a zombie apocalypse is next up on the 2020 bingo card, we’re here to help you start prepping with a day full of some of our favorite zombie flicks, including ZombielandDawn of the Dead28 Days Later20 Weeks Later, Zombie NightDead 7Rise of the Zombies, and Zombie Apocalypse.

  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET MARATHON (Thursday, 10/29 from 12 p.m. to 4 a.m. ET/PT):

1 … 2 … Freddy’s coming for you … so don’t fall asleep! Instead you can catch the all-day marathon of this classic horror franchise. Movies include: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s RevengeA Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream MasterA Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, and Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. 

  • MASK UP MARATHON (Friday, 10/30 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. ET/PT):

Even some of the deadliest villains think safety comes first! Mask up for a marathon featuring these masked murderers, including Halloween (2007), LeatherfaceJason XJigsawThe PurgeThe Purge: AnarchyThe MaskFriday the 13th: Jason Goes to Hell, and You Might Be the Killer.

  • HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN MARATHON (Saturday, 10/31 from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET/PT)

The Hallowe’en Feast is upon us, so what better way to celebrate than the Wizarding World?

See what else is on TV for Halloween 2020 here!

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.